Construction Project Management

Course description

Construction projects involve a great deal of time and expense, so close management control is required if they are to be completed within the established time and cost constraints. Effective management of a project also requires a considerable background of general knowledge about the construction industry. The course tries to introduce management techniques directed toward the control of cost, time, resources and project finance during the construction process. The course deals with construction industry: management requirements, why construction management, construction management in developing countries. Principles of management: management development, functions of management, roles of managers, levels of management. Construction project management: projects and project management, process management, stakeholders management, resources management, performance management, procurement and contractual management. Organization management and its development: organization theory, strategic management, organization structures, project and site organization. Change, uncertainty and risk management the way forward: national and international challenges.

Course outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Understand how construction project managed from concept to reality
• Learn various components of a construction project
• Understand the nature of a construction project that consists of various construction processes and introduce valuable tools employed to manage the project and its various processes
• Understand the critical importance of planning to recognize how time affects both the cost of activities and the general as well as administrative costs of the project
• Learn the importance of resource management in construction projects
• Understand the importance of properly managing the change processes in construction projects

Course contents

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🔽 0 h 38 min | Introduction
  • Construction project management and its demarcation from routine activity
  • Features of construction project management
  • Define the clear differences among project, program and portifolio
  • Project management body of knowledge
🔽 0 h 36 min | Principles of Project Management and Organizational Structure
  • Organizational management and structure
  • Function of management in construction industry
  • Level of management and its managerial skills
🔽 0 h 32 min | Planning Studies
  • Project planning and the detailing of the plan
  • Procedures of construction project planning
  • Construction site layout as part of planning
🔽 0 h 44 min | Procurement Management
  • Procurement process, methods and procurement steps
  • Procure consultants for planning, design, supervision and advising clients
  • Procure contractors for building constructions
🔽 0 h 34 min | Construction Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Construction project process management
  • Project scope management and project quality management
  • Project stakeholder and communication management
  • Project risk and uncertainty management
🔽 1 h 04 min | Project Time/Scheduling Management
  • Construction scheduling steps and consideration parameters
  • Construction project scheduling technique
  • Project cost crashing and resource leveling
  • Schedule controlling
🔽 0 h 24 min | Construction Health and Safety Management
  • Construction safety factors
  • Effects and human tragedy of safety problems in construction industry
  • Liability of safety at construction sites
🔽 0 h 22 min | Leadership in Construction Industry
  • Leadership and management
  • Basic leadership traits in construction industry
  • Factors influencing leadership effectiveness


This course includes:

    4 h 55 min recorded video

    Downloadable resources (books and articles)

    One year access

    Access on mobile and TV

    Advanced Level

    Certificate of completion


1 year of access
This course does not have any sections.
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